For investor Stephen Burcher, this Rose Bay waterfront is the ultimate prize — he and his family live there.
Having paid $12.5 million for the five-bed ‘sanctuary’ at 20B Tivoli Ave in 2010, he commissioned Bruce Stafford and Hare+Klein for a $3 million revamp.
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It’s now hit the market through The Agency’s Ben Collier, who says: “This home has broad appeal — for a downsizer, but also a family … to afford your family this sort of lifestyle is very special.”
The home is more like a luxury resort where you’re on permanent holiday. There are five luxurious marble bathrooms. A pool with a view to die for. Even a sandy beach with boatshed. Plus there’s a four-car garage and a fifth off-street parking space.
Accessed via a private cobblestone driveway, upon entering the foyer it’s impossible not to be be blown away by the grand design, expensive travertine and marble finishes and especially the amazing view.
This entry level, which has a home office tucked away to one side, is a huge formal dining, living, casual dining and kitchen area that opens to a full-width terrace that looks across the harbour to the city skyline, Opera House and Bridge.
That view is (almost) everywhere. Step into the lift and go down two levels and you’re in another living and dining space that opens to a private pool and the same incredible outlook. It’s right there in your face in the gym in the next room.
Above that there’s the bedroom level, where both the master and the Burchers’ daughter’s room have the same view, and each has an exquisite lavish ensuite and walk-in-wardrobe. The master also has a dressing room and private terrace.
Behind that there’s a family area with a grand piano; a guest bedroom with ensuite, and a laundry.
The son’s bedroom has an ensuite and access to steps leading down to a fire-pit surrounded by a beautiful self-watering garden and the postcard view. Below is a boatshed and deck.
This truly is an incredible property, with no lawns to mow — just one of Sydney’s best lifestyle homes to enjoy.
Hard to see how the Burchers could give it up — but with their kids now grown up, they want to spend more time at their $12 million Palm Beach home, on their boat ‘Quantum’ and Mr Collier is on the lookout for a Woollahra or Paddington bolthole for them.
The Rose Bay property is being sold via and expressions of interest campaign that closes on February 22.
The price guide is $25 million.
Inspect on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 12.15 and 12.45pm.
Contact Ben Collier on 0414 646 476.